Fractured Collarbone During Delivery
April 28, 2016
A fractured collarbone or clavicle is one of the most common birth injuries sustained by infants during delivery, according to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It is often the result of trauma or a difficult delivery. Usually, the first sign that...
Infant Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) at Birth
April 18, 2016
When an infant’s brain fails to receive sufficient blood and oxygen, it can result in a dangerous condition called Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy or HIE, which requires immediate medical attention. HIE occurs in about two to three in every 1,000 full-term...
Common Head Trauma at Birth
March 10, 2016
Head trauma during delivery may result in a number of serious conditions for newborn infants. During a difficult delivery, the infant’s head is particularly vulnerable as it is the first accessible part of the infant for medical professionals, unless the...